sublease


1sub·lease

noun \ˈsəb-ˈlēs, -ˌlēs\

: a legal agreement by which someone who is renting an apartment, house, etc., is allowed to rent it to someone else for a period of time

Full Definition of SUBLEASE

:  a lease by a tenant or lessee of part or all of leased premises to another person but with the original tenant retaining some right or interest under the original lease

First Known Use of SUBLEASE

1826

2sublease

transitive verb

Definition of SUBLEASE

:  to make or obtain a sublease of

Examples of SUBLEASE

  1. She subleased her apartment to a student for the summer.
  2. The agency subleases office space from a law firm.

First Known Use of SUBLEASE

circa 1843

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